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2014 Festival


Thank you to all the people who made Beyond the Border 2014 such a success!

Loved Beyond the Border 14? Watch this space for information about the 2016, for more wonderful stories and music from around the world.

Festival Overview: Themes for 2014

Northern Lights

Music and Stories from Scandinavia.

Mats Rehnman and Methera performing Strange Lovers

From Finland, Kristiina Ilmonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes, Timo Väänänen plus Nick Hennessey performing The Kalevala


Dylan Thomas at 100

Celebrating the Centenary of the great Welsh poet (b.1914)

We took our name from Dylan’s Poem In October. Includes Robin Williamson The Seed At Zero which explores Thomas’s relationship to the “Bardic tradition” of visionary Welsh poets.


Dau Dafod

Stories in the two languages of Wales, with leading Welsh storytellers Michael Harvey and Guto Dafis.

Myths of Celtic Britain

Stories from The Mabinogion

Includes Daniel Morden, Oli Wilson Dickson with composer and guitarist Dylan Fowler performing Tree of Leaf & Flame (2013 Winner of Tir na n-Og English Book Award).


Nicole & Martin

Circus theatre family from Switzerland.


In Words and Pictures

Stories told with Comic Books, Cartoons, Live drawing, Printmaking, Magic lantern slides…

Artists include: Spice Arthur (Japan); Peter Stevenson (Wales) and Megan Lloyd with The Original Print Place / Y Lle Print Gwreiddiol (Wales)

To End All Wars

Memories of WW1 through story and song

Featured artists include Hugh Lupton, Nick Hennessey, John Dipper, Simon Heywood and more…


Story Without Speech

Telling stories for the Deaf with Mark MacQueen (Scotland) and Megan Lloyd (Wales)



  • Travellers Tales
  • Kamishibai Tellers From Japan
  • Sufi Voices
  • Magic Lantern Shows
  • True Stories and Your Chance to Tell…

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